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January 11, 2014

Shelter serves 240 in 2013

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O’Daniel said the shelter provided 22,743 meals in 2013 and 15,356 volunteer hours were performed.

“We’ve had more food donations that we’re actually having to put some of them in a freezer,” said O’Daniel. “The food donations this past year has been tremendous. People have been so kind and generous, even more so this past year than in 2012. I think it’s probably helped that people know we’ve been open a full year.”

O’Daniel said fundraising never stops at Lifeboat Alliance, and planning sessions have already been conducted by Chairman Rae Cummins. If anyone would like to serve on any fundraising committees, they may call Cummins or O’Daniel at 244-4088 or (618) 308-2781.

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